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Definition of Class

This is an entry-level, temporary one year assignment that may be extended for a maximum of two years, at the discretion of the department. During this assignment, a Juris Doctor Degree graduate is given an opportunity to acquire experience and skills in a particular area of law.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Conducts legal research, writes articles, and prepares white papers and other materials, as required.
  • Develops and presents legal information at judicial, prosecutor and/or police conferences, as assigned.
  • Assists the director with planning for conferences hosted by the department.
  • Prepares web based, and other technology based instructional and informational materials.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Performs career specific duties, in a particular area of law, under the direct supervision of an assigned mentor.

The National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law is seeking applications for its Ocean and Coastal Law Fellowship Program. During the one-year fellowship, which may be extended for a maximum of two years, the Fellow will conduct legal research, write articles, and prepare white papers and other materials under the supervision and direction of the Law Center director. The Fellow will also assist with the development of workshop/conference sessions, webinars, and other events hosted by the Law Center, and have the opportunity to travel to select workshops/conferences to present research findings.

Candidates with experience and interest in ocean, coastal, and marine resources are preferred.

J.D. from law school accredited by the American Bar Association by starting date; strong law school academic records; relevant course and/or work experience and interest in one or more of the following - ocean/coastal, natural resources, environmental law; demonstrated ability to conduct legal research and writing.

Minimum Education/Experience

Juris Doctor Degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, conferred no later than the date of hire.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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